High season – Nothing puts golfers off their game.
Despite Thailand being under military rule and martial law that is badly affecting general tourism golfers have simply shrugged it off and have descended on Chiang Mai in their hundreds.
For at about one more month every course will be full of golfers mainly from Asian countries,predominately Japan & Korea.
At Hangdong golf course on Monday there were 23 players waiting to tee off- this was at 6.30am! The previous week I was told that one group of 5 Koreans waited 1 hour to tee off and then were on the course for another 6 hours – crazy!
A neighbour who is a tour guide and a golfer has been dealing with golfers from Korea and Malaysia over the last month. Today she was picking up 5 Singaporeans who are planning to play 7 games over 4 days at Highland, Green Valley, Alpine & Inthanon.
Alpine and some of the other courses are getting as many as 300 players a day!
It looks like just a few more weeks, mid March probably,before it’s back to normal and local golfers can get back to seeking out good deals from the bigger courses.
High season upon us again.Below is a list of prices for Thai residents playing weekdays and walking.
Call each course for weekend,cart prices etc. All fees in Thai Baht,18 holes.
Course Green fee Caddy fee
Alpine 1600 300
Gold Canyon 600 250
Green Valley 1800 250
Highland 1800 300
Inthanon 1300 300
Koolpunt 1000 200
Lake City TBA
Lanna (Sports day) 500 200 (Monday & Friday)
Stardome 800 250
Marina 1200 300
Gymkhana 300 200
Sand Creek 120 100
Maejo 2500 300
Royal Chiangmai 2400 300
These two suck,make sure you don’t support them in the low season, or anytime!
Most of these prices are for weekdays, check with each course to confirm.
Green fee:2400฿ Caddy fee: 250฿
(No lower price for Thai residents!)
Green Valley: 1800฿ Caddy fee: 250฿
“Night golf” from 3pm 800baht inc
Green fee:1700฿ Caddy fee:250฿
Currently-after 1pm Green fee +cart 1700฿ +250฿ caddy fee.
Green fee: 1600฿ Caddy fee:250฿
Green fee: 1400฿ Caddy fee: 250฿
Green fee:1300฿ Caddy fee:220฿
Green fee : 600฿ Caddy fee:200฿
“Night golf” start at 1600hrs additional charge for electricity
Green Fee: 600฿ Caddy fee: 200฿
Gassan Lake City
Green fee: Currently 500฿ including caddy fee-great value!
Inthanon & Gold Canyon look to be stand out deals if the prices stay at that level
Avoid Mae Jo with no Thai Resident price.
Stardome is a 9 hole course so not very good value and their website prices are incorrect.